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Welcome to Cawthorne Methodist Church

A Church for all people



Introduction to the Methodist Church

"The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of Gods love in Christ and to live out its discipleship through worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism"


Minister Rev. Dr. Philip Bee

(Also Superintendent Minister for Denby Dale & Clayton West Circuit)
"Coming back into circuit ministry has been good for me, after several happy years at the Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber working closely with the region’s senior church leaders on matters related to politics, society and economics. Cawthorne is only one of five churches for which I have pastoral oversight, so it is not always easy to be part of village life in the way I would like, but I have been well received and feel I am a welcome part of your community. Thank you".

Sunday Morning Worship


9am - Sunday 7th August - Rev. S. Barnett

(Breakfast will be served after this service – everyone welcome)

10.30am - Sunday 14th – Mr. S. Merry

10.30am - Sunday 21st – Mr. P. Holt

10.30am - Sunday 28th – Guest

(Refreshments will be served after the above services – all welcome)


9.00am - 4th September - Rev. Dr. Philip Bee

(Cooked breakfast will be served after this service - all welcome)

10.30am - 11th September - Mr. I Morris

10.30am - 18th September - Guest Speaker - Cafe Style Service

6pm - 18th September - Circuit Service held at St. Andrews, Penistone

10.30am - 15th September - Mrs J Heath (Harvest Service)

Monthly Prayers

Denby Dale and Clayton West Circuit Prayer Letter - May 2016

From Revd Stephen Barnett

Dear Friends

At our June 2014 Circuit Meeting it was agreed that I could produce a periodic Circuit Prayer Letter. This is the 13th Letter being sent to all Circuit Meeting members who can be accessed by e-mail. I recognize this does exclude some people, so could you forward or print copies, for those who may wish to use this Prayer Letter. This letter could be used alongside the West Yorkshire District Prayer handbook and the Methodist Prayer handbook 2015/16 entitled 'Pilgrims on a Journey'.

The Methodist Church is called to be 'A Discipleship movement shaped for mission'.


Lord God, we pray for one another in love.
We thank you for the companions with whom we travel on this journey of faith.
May your Spirit challenge us, energise us and strengthen us as we walk,
And may Christ lead our circuit of churches into a future
 where we meet joy, confidence and hope.
  Be with us we pray
   In Jesus' name .Amen

A reminder

The Circuit is the primary unit in which local churches express their interconnexion in the Body of Christ for the purpose of mission, mutual encouragement and help'
Part of Standing Order 500 -Constitution, Practice and Discipline of the Methodist Church

Prayer Items

  • We pray for the Circuit Leadership as it continues to follow up the decisions agreed by the September 2015 Circuit Meeting relating to the appointment of new staff members.
  • We pray that God will call more people to consider becoming Local Preachers and Worship Leaders. We continue to pray for those who already exercise this ministry within the circuit.
  • We continue to pray for the new Penistone and District Churches Together Food bank Distribution Centre that started on December 8th at St. Andrews.
  • We continue to pray for the Denby Dale Centre through the different services it offers people in South Kirklees,especially we pray for the new manager Paul.
  • We pray for the two Circuit services planned the first on June 12th at Denby Dale the Circuit Mission Service led by Deacon Maggie Patchett and the next BIG SING at Emley on July 3rd
  • We pray for the next Circuit Meeting on June 9th at Thurlstone and Millhouse and the Safeguarding Meeting at Denby Dale on July 13th
  • We thank God for the various ways our churches are involved in new ways of engaging in mission and exploring new forms of worship ,discovering afresh that Christ is Alive today.

In Christian Love




Weddings, Funerals and also other events.

The Church Hall is also available for hire – please enquire

01226 763976 (Office)

Thursday Coffee Morning

Every Thursday 10am to 11.30am

Please come for a social chat – ALL proceeds to Charity. We are approaching £11K raised from this event for charity. Well worth it!

Some of the recipients include:

  • yaa
  • cystic-fibrosis
  • bhospice
  • rda

Thank you to everyone who supports this event.

Coffee/Tea and Biscuits £1 donation

Everyone is welcome

Other Events


Saturday 24th September

Afternoon Tea Served from 2-4pm

Please come along and view the Harvest Decorations in the Church and enjoy the music.

Monday 26th September

Harvest Supper – Pie, Peas & Pudding!...and more. 7pm

Ticket only event - tickets available from Grace or Verena or ask any Church member.